16th Annual

Phoenix Film Festival

April 07, 2016 to April 14, 2016

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OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Feature Films
A Feature Film has a total running time over sixty (60) minutes in length.

Films may not have digital/home video distribution in order to qualify.
Live Action Short Films
Short films are considered to be all films under thirty(30) minutes in length.
Student Short Films
Short films are considered to be all films under thirty (30) minutes in length. In order to qualify for this category filmmaker must have been in college or high school when film was made.

We recommend that Arizona students submit to the Arizona Student Film Festival at AZStudentFilmFestival.com
Animated Shorts
Short films are considered to be all films under thirty (30) minutes in length. Films submitted in this category must be animated.
World Cinema Shorts
A Short Film has a total running time under sixty (30) minutes in length. A film in the World Cinema Features category is a film represented by a nation other than the United States.
World Cinema Features
A Feature Film has a total running time over sixty (60) minutes in length. A film in the World Cinema Features category is a film represented by a nation other than the United States.

Films may not have digital/home video distribution in order to qualify.
Documentary Feature
This category is for documentaries over 60 minutes in length.

Films must be from United States. All others should submit in World Cinema Features
Short Documentary
This category is for documentaries under 30 minutes total running time.
Phoenix Film Fest Short Screenplay Search
We're looking for top-notch UNPRODUCED screenplays. Screenplays must be less than 25 pages.
Arizona Shorts
This category is for short films, under thirty (30) minutes, that were made in Arizona.
Medium Length Documentaries
This category is for medium-length documentaries whose running time is between 31 and 59 minutes total running time. Docs 30 minutes and under should be submitted to the Short Documentary category and docs 60 minutes and under would be submitted to the Documentary Feature category.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

The Phoenix Film Foundation is a 501c3 Non-profit Organization whose mission is to support and develop the artistic appreciation, educational opportunities and growth of independent film within and outside of Arizona. The Foundation’s primary functions through its programs are to promote the exhibition of independent films and conduct educational programs that teach the art of independent filmmaking.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

We're proud to announce the 16th Annual Phoenix Film Festival will be held April 7 to April 14, 2016. The Festival, fresh off another great year, is planning for another successful year and we want you to be a part of this great filmmaker event.

The Phoenix Film Festival has been named one of The 25 Coolest Film Festivals and a Top 50 Worth the Entry Fee by MovieMaker Magazine and has been called the most filmmaker-friendly festival out there. The Phoenix Film Festival is a program of the 501c(3) non-profit Phoenix Film Foundation, started in 2000, and it has quickly become Arizona's Largest Film Festival.

"The Phoenix Film Festival is first and foremost a filmmaker's festival. It is a privilege for us to screen your film and we do not take that for granted. Filmmakers return year after year, even if they don't have a film at the festival, and that's something were extremely proud of. If you submit to us, rest assured your film will be reviewed and be given sincere consideration." - Jason Carney, Executive Director

The Phoenix Film Festival annually screens over 150 films, holds amazing parties and provides filmmaking seminars to capacity audiences of over 23,000. The Festival takes place all in one convenient location and is held on 7 screens at the state of the art Harkins Scottsdale/101. All parties and workshops are held in the Party Pavilion just outside the theatre. Which means everything you need is right on site.

The Festival will be held over eight days, including the United States best competition for feature-length premiere independent films, several film premieres and screenings outside of competition from major U.S. Studios and filmmakers in our Showcase Program, a Foreign Film Showcase of feature and short-length films, many Short Film Programs including College, Animated, Documentary and Arizona Filmmakers. There are a number of free seminars on all types of filmmaking related topics.

Don't just take it from us, here are just a few comments we received from our 2015 filmmakers......

“It's a festival where you feel as if you and your film really matter. You'll come away smiling, exhausted, brimming with gratitude and pride, and most importantly having made a number of new friends who share your passion for film." - Gorman Bechard, Director, “A Dog Named Gucci”

"PFF manages to feel like an intimate small town fest. The staff, volunteers, and facilities are great. I am so grateful for the experience I enjoyed at the 2015 Phoenix Film Festival. Your attention to filmmaker relations, the high quality of the theater facilities, and most importantly, a spirit of goodwill and a sense of humor that imbued the whole proceedings, make this one of the better film festivals on the circuit.” – Joe Stephans, Producer, “Wildlike”

"PFF is a group of amazing, friendly and super organized people who work hard to make sure filmmakers are comfortable, their films are will attended, and that everyone is enjoying themselves in style. One of my favorite festivals. PFF takes over all the worrying for you so you can easily connect with your audience and enjoy the very rare pampering of being an indie filmmaker. Friendly and attentive staff, kind and appreciative audiences, sunny days and so much swag.” – Liz Manashil, Director, “Bread and Butter”

“Having our World Premiere at The Phoenix Film Festival was a great experience. They're truly a filmmaker-friendly festival in every aspect of the word, and always went above and beyond what was expected to ensure we had the best possible experience. The audiences were fun and engaging, and genuinely passionate about movies.” – Jordon Horowitz, Co-Director, “Angel of Nanjing”

The Phoenix Film Festival is a program on the Phoenix Film Foundaiton. The Foundation is a 501c3 Non-profit Organization whose mission is to support and develop the artistic appreciation, educational opportunities and growth of independent film within and outside of Arizona. The Foundation’s primary functions through its programs are to promote the exhibition of independent films and conduct educational programs that teach the art of independent filmmaking.

ORGANIZERS

Jason Carney (Executive Director)

GENERAL RULES

1. I have read, understood and complied with all eligibility requirements of the categories for which I would like this film to be considered.
2. To the best of my knowledge, all of the statements in this document are true.
3. This film is not subject to litigation nor is threatened by any litigation.
4. I am duly authorized to submit this film to the Festival and its Competition and understand that the Festival holds the right to screen my film for Festival screening and promotional purposes and to extract clips from this film for promotional purposes. I understand this may include online streaming of clips on Festival or Festival sponsor sites.
5. I understand that the Phoenix Film Festival ("Festival") and the Phoenix Film Foundation (“Foundation” are not responsible for any type of damage to or loss of the print during screenings, at any other time during the course of the Festival, while the film is in the Festival’s possession or while en route to or from the Festival, and I release The Phoenix Film Festival ("Festival") and the Phoenix Film Foundation from any and all liabilities regarding damage to or loss of the print while en route to/from the Festival or while it is in their possession.
6. Should this film win a Copper Wing Award (“Award”) at the Phoenix Film Festival, I am authorized and/or empowered by all parties legally representing this film to name the individual(s) listed on the Copper Wing Award Designation List (to be received upon notice of selection to Festival) to receive any and all award(s).
7. In the event the designated party is unable to attend the awards ceremony, I understand that the director and/or producer of the film as listed in the credits of the film shall accept any and all awards in their stead.
8. If selected as a participant in the Festival, television ready media clips of the film must be provided by the date provided on notice of selection.
9. If selected as a participant I will deliver the film in format requested by deadline set at time of acceptance.
10. Shorts films may not screen in the Phoenix Metro area from February 1 to April 30, 2016 if selected. Features must have a Phoenix Metro area premiere. This does not include Sedona or Tucson
11. A film will not be considered in multiple categories. The entrant must select the appropriate category at time of submission.
12. This film will not be available online publicly until the completion of the 2016 Phoenix Film Festival.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1. I have read, understood and complied with all eligibility requirements of the categories for which I would like this film to be considered. 2. To the best of my knowledge, all of the statements in this document are true. 3. This film is not subject to litigation nor is threatened by any litigation. 4. I am duly authorized to submit this film to the Festival and its Competition and understand that the Festival holds the right to screen my film for Festival screening and promotional purposes and to extract clips from this film for promotional purposes. I understand this may include online streaming of clips on Festival or Festival sponsor sites. 5. I understand that the Phoenix Film Festival ("Festival") and the Phoenix Film Foundation (“Foundation” are not responsible for any type of damage to or loss of the print during screenings, at any other time during the course of the Festival, while the film is in the Festival’s possession or while en route to or from the Festival, and I release The Phoenix Film Festival ("Festival") and the Phoenix Film Foundation from any and all liabilities regarding damage to or loss of the print while en route to/from the Festival or while it is in their possession. 6. Should this film win a Copper Wing Award (“Award”) at the Phoenix Film Festival, I am authorized and/or empowered by all parties legally representing this film to name the individual(s) listed on the Copper Wing Award Designation List (to be received upon notice of selection to Festival) to receive any and all award(s). 7. In the event the designated party is unable to attend the awards ceremony, I understand that the director and/or producer of the film as listed in the credits of the film shall accept any and all awards in their stead. 8. If selected as a participant in the Festival, television ready media clips of the film must be provided by the date provided on notice of selection. 9. If selected as a participant I will deliver the film in format requested by deadline set at time of acceptance. 10. Shorts films may not screen in the Phoenix Metro area from February 1 to April 30, 2016 if selected. Features must have a Phoenix Metro area premiere. This does not include Sedona or Tucson 11. A film will not be considered in multiple categories. The entrant must select the appropriate category at time of submission. 12. This film will not be available online publicly until the completion of the 2016 Phoenix Film Festival.